The Natural Garden Coach

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Best-Tasting Tomato Ever

Kellog's Breakfast, an orange heirloom tomato
Now I've done it. I've thrown down the gauntlet by declaring this tomato, Kellog's Breakfast, as the best-tasting tomato ever. Maybe I should quantify that statement a bit - it's the best-tasting tomato I've ever grown (and I've even grown Cherokee Purple, another fave), and it is quite possibly the best tomato I've ever tasted.

Showing off the beautiful interior
What I like about this tomato is its sweet taste and perfect balance of pulp and meat. You can see a bit of that balance in the above photo. The juice it makes is very pretty - a lovely light orange. It's got a strange name, and I've no idea where that name came from. I bought this seedling on a whim at The Natural Gardener in Austin. It's been a very healthy plant although temps in the 100s in late May/early June caused it to stop producing (and we've had the hottest June on record so the few tomatoes I've gotten off of all my plants have been quite dear). Look for it next year. And keep your fingers crossed that I can get a second crop in the fall by taking some cuttings now. It'll be a fun challenge to keep those seedlings going in this heat! :-)

This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2011. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.

15 comments:

  1. Good to know! My heirlooms are disappointing me, and the Phoenix, while prolific, don't taste like much. I'll add this one to my list of tomatoes to grow for next year! Thanks!

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  2. I'm sure that is a very tasty tomato but I believe that 'German Johnson' is the best tasting tomato ever grown in a garden. Or at least in my garden!

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  3. That looks like a great tomato!

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  4. I plan to grow Cherokee Purple next year. I may have to add this one to my list. Have a Happy 4th!

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  5. Hi Jean,
    I've never heard of that tomato before, but it sounds delish'! I may have to try it on our allotment nedxt year.

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  6. tomato season is one of those times I really feel zone envy. We'll be lucky to have ripe tomatoes in mid August.

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  7. Well, I shall have to imagine their taste, but, Jean, they sure are beautiful! gail

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  8. For me, that's Japanese Black Trifele. And I have high expectations for WV Hillbilly. :)

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  9. I have a couple mystery tomatoes growing that appear to be romas or maybe little pear shaped ones. I hope they are as tasty as yours!

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  10. Yummy. I'd like to eat a tomato I'd grown. Waah! It's been over 100F for over a month. I am sad.

    I did harvest two tomatoes, and my dogs attacked them before I got them inside. Didn't know they had a thing about tomatoes. :D

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  11. And I have just flowers at this point. It is a pretty tomato. I did not grow it but I will have a tomato tasting party for the ones I have grown. Stay tuned.

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  12. Oh I love heirloom Tommy's and am growing a mysterious bunch indeed all from a friend with no names, hope mine taste as good as yours! Cheers Julia

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  13. I'm growing and tasting my first heirloom tomatoes this year. So far my favorites to taste have been Yellow Brandywine. I put out some late Cherokee Purple seeds, I can't wait to try those too!

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  14. That Kellog's Breakfast looks soo good. I've not ever tasted one, but have heard many great comments on the strain. It's on my list to grow in future gardening seasons.

    First time reader here...great blog!

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